LeBron James and the Denver Broncos? The King Would Dominate the NFL


LeBron James is a free agent, and once again the hottest topic in sports. Teams from all sorts of leagues, even the USA soccer team are throwing pitches at LeBron to sign up for their squad, even if it’s tongue-in-cheek.

LeBron is the most transcendent athlete of this generation. I’m not including soccer players because, well, soccer is lame…

Just kidding…Maybe.

There’s been so much debate through the years of whether or not LeBron would be a good professional football player, and if he by some strange set of circumstances abandon basketball right now and picked up a set of shoulder pads, would be able to play football at all.

There are some things to consider here that are just straight up facts, and can’t be denied.

1. LeBron is the greatest athlete ever. Not most productive or most championships. He’s the most physically gifted athlete this world has ever seen.

2. LeBron is possibly the most dedicated to his craft in any sport. He’s incredibly smart and is one of a select few athletes in the history of the world to combine freakish athletic ability with freakish work ethic and freakish knowledge of his sport.

3. LeBron is 6’9″ 280 pounds, roughly.

4. LeBron is faster than a majority of NFL players.

There are some other things that need to be taken into account here, myths that are being spread as fact among so many in the Broncos community.

1. LeBron is soft. This is the most garbage thing I’ve seen out there. Being good at flopping may be a crap move, but it’s a strategy and not being ‘soft’. LeBron knows who he is and what he can get away with. He cares about winning and doesn’t care if he gets a few breaks along the way.

2. LeBron can’t take a hit. Are you effing serious? This is the worst argument out there. He is HUMONGOUS. Sure, you could hit him at the knees, but he’s no more susceptible to getting hit at the knees than someone who is 6’6″ or taller. Jimmy Graham’s name ring a bell?

I wonder if J.J. Watt or Julius Peppers played TE if they could take a hit at the knees at their height…

3. Some teams would not want LeBron. This is a major myth. All 32 teams in the NFL would look to sign LeBron. All 30 teams in the NBA want him. Every NHL and MLB team would sign him too. Team USA? Sure, why not.

Heck, if he played his cards right he could sign with Alabama or Auburn!

4. The Broncos specifically would have no room for LeBron.

HOGWASH.

LeBron could create his own position and roster spot and would fit in well as 1/53. Tight end? Sure, why not? Wide receiver? Played it in high school, still has soft hands, and probably could use his length to get off press coverage.

5. LeBron is not tough because he didn’t play with cramps.

Have you ever engaged in physical activity? Have you ever had a cramp? If you answered yes to both of those, you know it’s impossible to do anything, especially jump, cut, and defend NBA athletes with bad cramps.

BOTTOM LINE

LeBron would tower over all NFL players. He would be, in my opinion, an instant Pro Bowl caliber player. Are you kidding? You just throw the ball up to him! This guy is the best athlete in the world, there’s no way you’ll convince me his abilities wouldn’t translate to the football field even in the slightest, especially given an offseason to prepare.

I am not a LeBron apologist. In fact, I hate the Miami Heat. However, I’m not blind to LeBron’s greatness and know that he would be able to kill it in the NFL heading into the prime years of his athletic career.

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  • nick

    no, first thing that will happen is lebron wil be carried off the field with cramps LOL soo sad but its true

    • SayreBedinger

      I addressed that, nick. Only someone who’s never worked out or done any physical activity and suffered cramps would say that.

      • nick

        why are u getting so defensive buddy? lol panties in a bunch ?

        • SayreBedinger

          I have to be defensive with all the ridiculous comments being made

  • bedingerisdumb

    Bedinger you are the one of the most idiotic sports writers out there. First of all I think you have too big of a crush on Lebron. The finals showed how one sided of a player he is in a team sport. He had cramps and had to be interviewed about it. Let’s not forget all the other sports that play in the summer (including soccer)and in September when football players have to play outside, when it’s hot, in full gear. You don’t see them complaining and being interviewed. The “king”of babies maybe. Second of all you uncultured moron soccer is played by the world and is much more interesting than one of our american favorites, baseball. People have to drink to watch one and hope not to fall asleep. Give me a pillow and turn on a baseball game and I’ll have the best nap ever.

    • SayreBedinger

      Baseball is terrible, soccer is terrible. If you like soccer, I’m sorry that’s what you’d spend 90 minutes watching if you have the time.

      • Jason Mauzey

        Lol Sayre. You know your article sucked when someone makes a screen name just to bash you. Besides if LeBron came to the NFL it wouldn’t be for money. So, he would play for the Chiefs because he’s a Chiefs fan.

        • SayreBedinger

          He is a Cowboys fan. Nice try though play again!

          • Jason Mauzey

            I know he likes the Cowboys but he has also done interviews in Chiefs jerseys and given shout outs to Reid on Twitter.

    • Chad Jensen

      Get lost, clown.

  • Khalid Alshami

    I wholeheartedly disagree. First off, LeBron is awful when faced with physicality, and the NFL is a physical league obviously. He will be unable to flop and unable to rely on that talent.

    And he most certainly 100% is not the greatest athlete of all time, Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson were all superior athletes.

    • SayreBedinger

      Sorry Khalid, I just don’t see it that way. LeBron’s flopping is overrated. It’s not a main part of his game just something the pundits like to point out because he does it plenty. He is a physical player. If you don’t think so, then you’ve never seen him take it strong to the rack. LeBron is a friggin beast.

      And he is a superior athlete to all those you mentioned. He might not have the accolades but he’s bigger and stronger than Jordan, pound for pound probably a better athlete than either Deion or Bo in terms of height/weight/size/speed/intelligence/durability

      • uh_infinity

        Did you ever see Bo play baseball and football?

    • nick

      hahahahha 100% agree. Maybe lebron will start the flopping trend in the nfl

  • YD Townson

    LeBron is not physical,he pushes off on every drive to the rack ,which is a foul . I played basketball in high school . He gets spoiled in the nba he wouldn’t have a chance in the nfl. Just because your athletic doesn’t make you great. That’s just something people who never played sports assume. Just because your a LeBron fan stop being ridiculously biased .

    • SayreBedinger

      Lol me a LeBron fan…. Smh

  • scott steven

    Micheal Jordan did play Pro-baseball with the Chicago White Sox team. I even have his Baseball card Upper deck.

  • joehorseshoe

    This is the most ridiculous article I’ve ever read. Yes, LeBron would be a beast in the NFL. But this article is horrible. “Most dedicated to his craft in any sport” – attempting to say that about anyone is complete nonsense.

    • SayreBedinger

      LeBron is on the peak of sports. That’s not arguable.

  • Derek J

    Dang Sayre, looks like you ruffled some feathers on this one lol. C’mon guys, just because you disagree with the writer doesn’t make it ok to personally attack him. Smh…

    • SayreBedinger

      Thanks for some reason in the house Derek. Appreciate it.

    • nick

      lol personally attack him? i dont think anyone cares enough to personally attack him but its obvious his feelings are hurt with all the replys against him

  • Olan Mijana

    I stopped reading when you said “soccer is lame”. Not because I was offended by your opinion, not because I’m the prime defender of soccer (I am a huge fan however), but because any writer who tries to establish some sort of credibility in sports journalism should never dismiss another sport as “lame”. You just seem like an uneducated ass who probably doesn’t even understand the game yet dismisses it, almost like the narrow-minded dimwits who label soccer as a “communist sport”

    • SayreBedinger

      Olan, you probably should have kept reading because it was a joke.

    • Chad Jensen

      PredomOrange is screwed then because both editors think soccer is lame.